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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

O'Bannon House

 
 
O'Bannon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. O'Bannon House Marker
Inscription. Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC, the first American to raise our flag on foreign soil, April 27, 1805. Barbary coast pirates who were holding 180 American seamen for ransom were overcome in an attack led by O'Bannon. He came to Logan County in 1807. Served in state legislature 1812, 17, 20-21, and Senate 1824-26. Died in 1850. Remains moved to Frankfort, 1919.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1261.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.461′ N, 86° 53.145′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street (U.S. 79) and South Main Street (U.S. 431), on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governors' Corner (a few steps from this marker); Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Methodist Temple (about 600 feet away); Old Bank, Robbed 1868
O'Bannon House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. O'Bannon House and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Governor's Corner (approx. mile away); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Littlejohn (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC.
 
Also see . . .  Lt. Presley O'Bannon. Biography of O'Bannon. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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O'Bannon House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. O'Bannon House
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. National Register Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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